Patents Represented by Attorney Bryan Cave LLP
  • Patent number: 8232683
    Abstract: A system includes one or more constant “on” outlets, one or more controlled outlets, a two-part power supply, and accompanying circuitry. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Garb
  • Patent number: 8229393
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a private cellular system provides private cellular service and public cellular service using licensed frequency spectrum associated with a public land mobile network (PLMN). The system is configured to have a predetermined phone number that a subscriber who is using the public cellular service via the private cellular system and who is not registered to use the private cellular service provided by the system can call in order to register to use the private cellular service provided by the system and, in response thereto, the system captures a subscriber identity number associated with the subscriber and assigns a private telephone number to the subscriber that is used in connection with providing private cellular service. Another embodiment is directed to a method of enabling a prepaid hybrid subscriber to make a call using a private cellular system while outside of a coverage area associated with the private cellular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Altobridge Limited
    Inventors: Siu Bun Chan, Hong Bin Liang, Min Ying
  • Patent number: 8221459
    Abstract: A low-profile rod connector is disclosed that includes two substantially conical surfaces that allows two rods to be secured together. The device is easily manipulated and occupies very little space. The connector allows for the rods to be oriented at a number of different positions prior to securing the rods in a final orientation. Medical implants utilizing the present invention include surgical implants for spine stabilization. One particular application comprises securing the shaft of a pedicle screw to a spinal rod. In such application, since the connector is relatively small, displacement and disruption to nearby tissue is minimized. The connector also has application to external fixation systems which are conducted exterior of the skin surface, as well as other mechanical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Ritland
  • Patent number: 8222995
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media are provided for transmitting a message received from a paging network on a paging device to wireless or other electronic devices. The paging device establishes a radio connection with the wireless device and transmits the received messages to the wireless device through the established radio connection. In response to receiving a message from the paging device, the wireless device sends an acknowledgment to the paging network that the message was received and displays the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Critical Alert Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Oshinsky, Ed Meyercord, Ted McNaught
  • Patent number: 8216712
    Abstract: A battery includes an anode and a cathode. An electrolyte material is disposed between the anode and the cathode. A separator is disposed between the anode and the cathode. The separator comprises an anodized metal oxide layer haying substantially straight and parallel through-pores, wherein the anodized metal oxide of the porous anodized metal oxide layer is selected from the group consisting of aluminum oxide, titanium oxide, zirconium oxide, niobium oxide, tungsten oxide, tantalum oxide, and hafnium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Enovix Corporation
    Inventors: Murali Ramasubramanian, Robert Spotnitz
  • Patent number: 8215951
    Abstract: A burner surface and creation method are provided. The burner surface includes a frame with a compact layer of unsintered metal and ceramic fibers that have been vacuum cast to a surface of the frame. The layer of unsintered metal and ceramic fibers is not greater than 0.5 inches, and is created without using substantial amounts of polymer pore forming or binding agents. The frame and compact layer additionally include a plurality of apertures that form holes through the burner surface plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Alzeta Corporation
    Inventor: John D. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8216577
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antibody molecules capable of specifically recognizing two regions of the ?-A4 peptide, wherein the first region comprises the amino acid sequence AEFRHDSGY as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1 or a fragment thereof and wherein the second region comprises the amino acid sequence VHHQKLVFFAEDVG as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 or a fragment thereof. Furthermore, nucleic acid molecules encoding the inventive antibody molecules and vectors and hosts comprising said nucleic acid molecules are disclosed. In addition, the present invention provides for compositions, preferably pharmaceutical or diagnostic compositions, comprising the compounds of the invention as well as for specific uses of the antibody molecules, nucleic acid molecules, vectors or hosts of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignees: F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, MorphoSys AG
    Inventors: Michael Bardroff, Bernd Bohrmann, Manfred Brockhaus, Walter Huber, Titus Kretzschmar, Hansruedi Loetscher, Corinna Löhning, Christer Nordstedt, Christine Rothe
  • Patent number: 8210871
    Abstract: Embodiments of electronic accessories for digital music players are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, Vincent Razo, David A. Kleeman
  • Patent number: 8205757
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclose a corral configured to hold one or more shopping carts and display one or more advertisements. The corral can include: (a) an enclosure having an opening configured to receive the one or more shopping carts, the enclosure having a first side; and (b) at least one first panel located at the first side and configured to display at least a first advertisement of the one or more advertisements. The advertising panels can be configured to be coupled adjacent the opening of the corral to facilitate better visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Starlite Media, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Allen
  • Patent number: 8197260
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus for providing electrical power comprises a housing, at least two electrical outlets, a rotation coupler at the housing and coupled to the at least two electrical outlets, and a prong adapter rotatable relative to the rotation coupler when secured thereto. The rotation coupler comprises a central contact, a first contact set, and a second contact set. The prong adapter comprises a first prong to couple with the first contact set, a second prong to couple with the second contact set, and a third prong to couple with the central contact. The first contact set comprises two or more first contact flanges to couple with the first prong at a rear of the prong adapter. The second contact set comprises two or more second contact flanges to couple with the second prong at the rear of the prong adapter. Other examples herein described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventor: John Wadsworth
  • Patent number: 8193538
    Abstract: Electronic field effect devices, and methods of manufacture of these electronic field effect devices are disclosed. In particular, there is disclosed an electronic field effect device which has improved electrical properties due to the formation of a highly mobile two-dimensional charge-carrier gas in a simple structure formed from diamond in combination with polar materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Diamond Microwave Devices Limited
    Inventors: Christopher John Howard Wort, Geoffrey Alan Scarsbrook, Ian Friel, Richard Stuart Balmer
  • Patent number: 8192788
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods of forming current collectors of an energy storage device. The current collectors can be formed either before forming the anode/cathode, or after forming the anode/cathode. In one embodiment, a current collector material is simultaneously deposited on an anode support structure and a cathode support structure to form an anode current collector and a cathode current collector. In another embodiment, a current collector material is simultaneously deposited on an anode and a cathode to form an anode current collector and a cathode current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Enovix Corporation
    Inventors: Nirav S. Shah, Murali Ramasubramanian
  • Patent number: 8193395
    Abstract: The present invention provides processes and systems for treating biomass and, e.g., making biofuels, such as bioethanol, from the biomass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Pursuit Dynamics PLC
    Inventors: Marcus Brian Mayhall Fenton, Jens Havn Thorup
  • Patent number: 8189842
    Abstract: A handheld microphone includes a hollow cylindrical housing with a portion of a cylindrical shock mount device positioned within the top end thereof. The shock mount device incorporates an isolation band such that only the isolation band contacts the inner surface of the housing, thus dampening the external noises transmitted to the dynamic element of the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Heil Sound, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Heil
  • Patent number: 8184745
    Abstract: A receiver receives a received signal from a communication link, the received signal comprising a stream of symbols modulated onto a carrier, each of the stream symbols selected from a constellation of symbols to represent a plurality of encoded data bits. The receiver comprises a demodulator to produce a stream of received symbols derived from the received signal; a channel decoder to produce a received stream of data bits derived from the stream of received symbols; and a memory device to store information related to the plurality of symbols in the constellation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Altobridge Limited
    Inventors: Kai Xie, Sattar Elyasi
  • Patent number: D662505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Mori
  • Patent number: D662918
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Ikeda, Avery Holleman, Thorben Neu, Ernesto Victor Quinteros, Oliver Duncan Seil
  • Patent number: D662919
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Ikeda, Avery Holleman, Thorben Neu, Ernesto Victor Quinteros, Oliver Duncan Seil
  • Patent number: D662920
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, Yuji Ikeda, John F. Wadsworth, Avery Holleman, Abraham Camacho, Ernesto Victor Quinteros, Oliver Duncan Seil
  • Patent number: D663779
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Starlite Media, LLC
    Inventor: Harold Lueken